Open Forum: January 23, 2021

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  1. Top Ender says:

    95mm here in 24 hours in my part of Darwin.

  2. Dr Faustus says:

    Meanwhile, blessings from the Land of the Long White Teeth:

    New Zealand mulls travel bubbles with Australian states

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister says she is considering forming trans-Tasman travel bubbles directly with Australian states instead of a nationwide agreement.

    Jacinda Ardern says Australia’s snap decision to close its border for 72 hours after the detection of a coronavirus case in New Zealand is a blow to confidence for the travel sector

    .

    Way to go babe.
    Deal with the Organ Grinders, not the Monkey.

    #havingabitofalaff

  3. feelthebern says:

    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Hopefully at his confirmation hearing, someone asks Pete Buttigieg why he participated in the “stud shot” photo trend at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

  4. feelthebern says:

    Ardern is better at deporting Pacific Islanders back to their countries of origin than understanding how Australian borders work.

  5. dover_beach says:

    5 Rs voted against Paul’s impeachment motion, what are their names?

  6. Roger says:

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister says she is considering forming trans-Tasman travel bubbles directly with Australian states instead of a nationwide agreement.

    As powerful as the Premiers may be in their own domains, they don’t control the international border, Jacinda.

  7. feelthebern says:

    Hillary Clinton & Joe Biden donor takes pay cut.

    Goldman CEO David Solomon Takes $10 Million Pay Cut for 1MDB Scandal
    Goldman Sachs slashed Chief Executive David Solomon’s 2020 pay by 36%, punishment for the bank’s admission last year that it broke U.S. laws in its dealings with Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.

    Mr. Solomon received a $17.5 million compensation package for 2020, down from the $27.5 million he got for 2019, according to a securities filing.

  8. Anthony says:

    Syringe was not abused by Australian fans according to CA. As soon as the police report is made the fans can start collecting bikkies from the media and others, including members of the Indian team and administration for their failed dirty trick.

  9. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Here’s a review of the movie Mr. Jones, which I recommended the other day.

    Thought I’d have a quick Google at the Ukraine Holodomor after watching this movie. I looked at some photographs, freely available, and utterly horrific; I won’t ruin anyone’s day by linking them here. There are so many outrageous and inhuman sufferings due communism that should not be forgotten, from Stalin’s Soviet Gulags to Mao’s ‘cultural revolution’ to Pol Pot’s Year Zero, and all the ‘little’ failings of socialist states like Venezuela and much of C20th South America and Africa that add up to a massive human misery too.

    As we remember now the Joosh Holocaust, and the utter evil that was Nazism, another form of mass thought control.

    Being free to speak is our only bulwark against tendencies to totalitarianism even today.
    There’s nothing special about our particular moment in history that excludes us from this contagion.

  10. mh says:

    Breitbart

    Sasse, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey Vote with Dems

  11. mh says:

    Hopefully at his confirmation hearing, someone asks Pete Buttigieg why he participated in the “stud shot” photo trend at the Holocaust memorial in Berlin.

    What’s this about?

  12. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister says she is considering forming trans-Tasman travel bubbles directly with Australian states instead of a nationwide agreement.

    Well, there goes our pre-paid Cook Islands holiday, I guess. Still on hold.
    New South Wales is unlikely to be included in Jacinta’s bubble, if she gets away with it.

  13. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    New Zealand mulls travel bubbles with Australian states

    Always thinking of myself it will too late for me anyway. Trout are currently woolfing into the warmed-up cicadas over there, which is a Siren call like no other for the flyfisherperson. Two seasons of denial now, strapped involuntarily to the mast of insulation.

  14. feelthebern says:

    Google’s your friend mh.
    Be careful of what you click on.

  15. feelthebern says:

    This ban of NZ is pure, filthy politics by Morrison.
    Two wrongs don’t make a right.
    Just because it’s Ardern on the receiving end doesn’t make it right.

  16. H B Bear says:

    OK that’s Australia Day done.

    What’s next? Easter or ANZAC Day?

  17. Roger says:

    Syringe was not abused by Australian fans according to CA.

    Well, I didn’t see that coming ⸮

    Will the bloke they ejected get his ticket money refunded & his reputation restored?

  18. jupes says:

    In any new US election I think conservatives should become more organised to prevent an obvious steal, such as the drop offs of suspect ballot papers. Watch Groups monitoring every counting station for the Mercedes pulling up in the early hours with boxes of ballots; that at least would be a start.

    Yet this did not happen at the senate run-off in Georgia.

  19. Roger says:

    What’s next? Easter or ANZAC Day?

    Easter’s up first.

  20. 1735099 says:

    And?

    You said he was an Antifa plant.
    He wasn’t.
    You’ve been caught bullshitting (again).
    All the childish ad hom labelling in the world won’t change that.

  21. Rex Anger says:

    You’ve been caught bullshitting (again).
    All the childish ad hom labelling in the world won’t change that.

    Have I?

    Sure you’re not projecting again, Bobby boy?

  22. notafan says:

    So what numbers?
    Your turgid claim that one represents all remains the arrant nonsense it is.

  23. mh says:

    feelthebern
    #3738551, posted on January 27, 2021 at 10:48 am
    Google’s your friend mh.
    Be careful of what you click on.

    Ok, I’ll try a ‘Pete Buttigieg stud shot’ search, seeing as I’m not at work.

  24. Rex Anger says:

    You said he was an Antifa plant.
    He wasn’t.

    More importantly, how can you demonstrate that he wasn’t?

    Without bullshitting yourself?

    Or using the same MSM propaganda you used to smear him, Orange Ming Bad and us all at once?

  25. Rex Anger says:

    Ok, I’ll try a ‘Pete Buttigieg stud shot’ search, seeing as I’m not at work.

    Let us know if you find any good deals on nail guns in the process…

    #Tools

  26. dover_beach says:

    Not My President
    @ChristineNiles1
    This Polish Catholic died today, starved to death in a UK hospital. In spite of multiple interventions by the Polish government and offers to fly him home for treatment, the Plymouth hospital refused to let him go.

    Here’s video of him crying as he’s deprived of food and water.

    Why would a hospital do such a thing?

  27. feelthebern says:

    mh, I’ll summarise.
    During his campaign, someone asked why Buttigieg posed in a certain manner at the memorial in Berlin.
    It got buried.
    Then some gay bloke shined the light on a Grind’r trend of gay bloke posting “stud shots” at the memorial in Berlin on their dating profiles.
    Bizarre, sick shit.

  28. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Yet this did not happen at the senate run-off in Georgia.

    Maybe informally some watching took place. Nothing organised though that I heard of.

    That run-off was likely ‘bought’ in other ways. Huge pouring in of Democrat money over and above what Republicans managed, and probably a little persuasion of voters directly (I am speculating here).

    The result did surprise me. I had thought Americans might have wanted to keep the Senate as some block to the worst of socialist policies. Counting ‘problems’ did seem to be present in some places. Hard to tell if you weren’t there and while the issue of the voting machines is still live.

  29. feelthebern says:

    What’s the story dover?

  30. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    The Republican candidates there were also said by Republicans themselves to be pretty useless. That may have turned the results. Also, the lack of faith in voting fairness may have meant genuine voters stayed home. Whatever, if the vote was a genuine one to land the Democrats a free rein then America will just have to struggle through four years of depression and decline.

  31. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The old coward and demonstrated fraud. Tells us everything we need to know, apparently.

    The lived experience of millions is contradictory of Mainstream Bob, though, as was deftly put just now by Cassie:

    ‘He was the best friend Israel has ever had……one hundred times better than his predecessor Barack Obama who constantly isolated the sole Jooooish state on the planet. Donald Trump had the guts to move the US embassy to Jerusalem – the eternal capital of Israel and the Jooooish people. That indeed “tells you everything you need to know about him and his movement”. Kol hakavod Donald Trump.’

    BAM.

  32. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “feelthebern
    #3738576, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:04 am
    mh, I’ll summarise.
    During his campaign, someone asked why Buttigieg posed in a certain manner at the memorial in Berlin.
    It got buried.
    Then some gay bloke shined the light on a Grind’r trend of gay bloke posting “stud shots” at the memorial in Berlin on their dating profiles.
    Bizarre, sick shit.”

    Conveniently hushed up by the MSM.

  33. Dr Faustus says:

    In Beware of Vaccinated Rona Zombies news:

    Vaccinated people could become Covid-19 super-spreaders by believing they are immune from transmitting the virus and abandon social distancing

    Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd tempered expectations that jabs will lead to life returning to pre-pandemic settings, even after the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in Australia.

    The two major unknowns are whether coronavirus vaccines prevent transmission of the virus and if booster shots will be needed each year, similar to the flu.

    At some point, someone actually elected to government will have to admit that you can’t run an open social economy like this. If for no reason other than the borrowing and subsidising will have to stop at some stage.

  34. Roger says:

    Why would a hospital do such a thing?

    Not sure what the context is there (he has a nasal gastric tube inserted which suggests he was being hydrated) and he doesn’t look to be at death’s door, but when people are dying their bodies cannot cope with solid food or the usual intake of fluids – their provision will only increase the patient’s physical distress – so in palliative care they will gradually be withdrawn as death approaches.

  35. Mother Lode says:

    Conveniently hushed up by the MSM.

    I imagine they snickered. They would lack the depth of feeling to feel disgust at the picture but relished the anger it would have provoked among their ideological enemies if they saw it, but knew that they had to bury it for the greater agenda.

  36. Terry Pedersen says:

    Yet this did not happen at the senate run-off in Georgia.

    Maybe informally some watching took place. Nothing organised though that I heard of.

    Sure (my bolding):

    With many Republicans skeptical of the outcome even before the results were announced, Georgia Republican Party Chair David Shafer said the party was closely watching the vote counting

    “Other than the good Lord above, we are trusting no one,” Shafer said during an election night event at an Atlanta hotel, noting that 8,000 Republican volunteers were observing voting and counting. “We will have eyes on every part of this process, and we are doing everything in our power to restore the confidence of the people in the integrity of our elections.”.

  37. dover_beach says:

    What’s the story dover?

    Here it is.

  38. Mother Lode says:

    Not sure what the context is there (he has a nasal gastric tube inserted which suggests he was being hydrated) and he doesn’t look to be at death’s door

    I think the point of the image is to show earlier when he was pleading. But as you say he did seem to have the tubes to feed him.

    What makes it worse is that the Polish government was keen to fly him back to Poland and treat him there.

    Was it some triage thing where he was assessed worthy of a certain level of treatment and when they was exhausted the rule book categorised him as terminal and so sedatives until death?

    I can only see indifference, rather than malice, as being at the heart of this.

  39. Mother Lode says:

    Oops. I see Dover has linked to more info.

  40. dover_beach says:

    so in palliative care they will gradually be withdrawn as death approaches.

    Why prevent his release to the Poles?

  41. feelthebern says:

    If a country wants its citizen back & there’s no charges against said citizen, why the fuck won’t the hospital release him.
    Private jet.
    Security contractors.
    Go get him.

  42. Mother Lode says:

    Reeks of bureaucracy under the sway of activists.

  43. feelthebern says:

    The NHS has lost its social licence to operate.

  44. feelthebern says:

    Wow.
    Channel Nine/Fairfax loses the defamation case involving column written by Joe Aston.

  45. lotocoti says:

    Not sure what the context is …

    The NHS thought he should be left to die and fought the Polish government’s attempts to repatriate him.
    Not surprisingly, the Lublin Poles made light of the man’s situation, because human dignity distracts from the inevitable triumph of socialism.

  46. Boambee John says:

    1735099
    #3738431, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:35 am
    Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
    And a few weeks ago, a Trump supporter wore a Camp Auschwitz shirt to the Capitol.
    Tells you everything everything you need to know about him and his movement.

    Did the ostrich remove its head from its rectum to confirm that the “Trump supporter” was actually such, and not an Antifa infiltrator? Evidence?

  47. Boambee John says:

    mh
    #3738539, posted on January 27, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Breitbart

    Sasse, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey Vote with Dems

    Don’t know about Sasse and Toomey, but the rest are well known RINOs/Never Trumpers.

  48. Boambee John says:

    You said he was an Antifa plant.
    He wasn’t.

    The ostrich still has his head so far up his rectum that he cannot conceive that an Antifa supporter might mock up a (since deleted) FB page to give the false impression of being a Trump supporter.

    The fascist left lie all the time, why would this be different?

  49. miltonf says:

    So Buttplug’s back. Knew he would be but was hoping it wouldn’t be so soon. A McKinsey’s boy. A friend of the working man not.

  50. dover_beach says:

    It’s not the first time a hospital in the UK has done this and the courts have had their back. It’s utterly disgraceful.

    BTW, can we begin to reckon with the completely supine posture of the Anglosphere? There is rioting in the Netherlands, the Netherlands!, in response to COVID curfews, but we didn’t have a peep in Anglo regimes. The Continentals have been far more active in opposing these measures than any Anglo country.

  51. dover_beach says:

    Matt Walsh
    @MattWalshBlog
    ·
    2m
    This woman complained about white privilege shortly before allegedly beating her white foster child to death and I’m quite sure that this story would be getting a whole hell of a lot more attention if the races were reversed

    I beat you this story hasn’t graced our MSM or brekky news mash over the last few days. Why is that?

  52. dover_beach says:

    bet

  53. Leigh Lowe says:

    feelthebern

    #3738607, posted on January 27, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Wow.
    Channel Nine/Fairfax loses the defamation case involving column written by Joe Aston.

    I love serving this sort of stuff up to those with Mudrock derangement syndrome.
    Every time they bang on about lies in the Mudrock press, I ask which newspapers have copped the greatest number of adverse defamation findings (the SMH and Age are clubhouse leaders by a mile).
    The Daily Tele is the only one in the Mudrock stable which has had a few, but it is an outlier among Mudrock papers.
    Also, most of it’s defamation payouts have been the result of myopic wokerati campaigns overriding editorial common-sense (eg Joe Hockey and Geoffrey Rush).

  54. C.L. says:

    Why prevent his release to the Poles?

    Because the state has to ‘win.’

  55. 1735099 says:

    Have I?

    Yes.
    And more ad hom.
    You’re now Molasses.
    Thick and boring.

  56. miltonf says:

    Why does nine even bother to keep publishing those marxist rags? Most be losing money hugely.

  57. feelthebern says:

    If the Aston case stands, it means that any person (with the money) can take on a publisher who continually prints/posts nasty, targeted, emotive, subjective columns.

    The judge had previously thrown out the applicants case involving Aston’s tweets.
    So a columnist tweeting the exact same content, ok (which is ad odds to previous defamation cases).
    But if it’s done under the publishers banner (in print or on-line), that’s not ok.
    You know it makes sense.

  58. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    There are so many outrageous and inhuman sufferings due communism

    Has that statue of Marx in the Highgate bone orchard been taken down and removed as yet? Didn’t think so.

  59. Leigh Lowe says:

    mh
    #3738539, posted on January 27, 2021 at 10:44 am
    Breitbart

    Sasse, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey Vote with Dems

    This is all street theatre.
    Antifa goons will no doubt try to threaten the other 45 Republicans into rolling over.
    When the vote fails they will whip up outrage that the 2/3 majority requirement is “undemocratic” and then some rusted on Dimocrat DA will cook up criminal charges against Trump.

  60. Rex Anger says:

    Poor Bobby boy.

    Lies, abuses, then cries about being called a mook…

    You got a glassier jaw than Julia Gillard, Bobby boy.

    And that’s probably not a compliment you want following you…

  61. miltonf says:

    Has that statue of Marx in the Highgate bone orchard been taken down and removed as yet? Didn’t think so.

    certainly should be

  62. Neil says:

    I see Marcus Harris has been included in the Test squad to SA. How does a person with a batting average of 24 after 10 Tests get picked??

    Bring back Joe Burns i say

  63. feelthebern says:

    and then some rusted on Dimocrat DA will cook up criminal charges against Trump.

    You can indict a ham sandwich in the US.
    There is so much law around incitement in the US, that there’s zero chance of Trump having to worry about that.
    It might get heard by a some judge at the lower levels, but as soon as it took one step up in the appeals process, there’s zero chance of it proceeding.

  64. feelthebern says:

    Sinc, please ban Neil for using the “B” word at that Cat.

  65. Dr Faustus says:

    Was it some triage thing where he was assessed worthy of a certain level of treatment and when they was exhausted the rule book categorised him as terminal and so sedatives until death?

    Sort of, but not quite.

    His wife decided that he wouldn’t want to be kept alive with no hope of recovery. The NHS sought a legal ruling that withdrawing food/water would be lawful – which was granted, on the basis that the wife probably knew his actual wishes better than anyone else.

    His mother and sisters disagreed and appealed the decision.

    A horrible tragedy, but not “Computer says ‘die’”.

  66. Rex Anger says:

    You’re now Molasses.
    Thick and boring.

    I wouldn’t know about that, Bobby boy.

    You live far closer to sugar country than I do.

    Perhaps that is why you like the cane[ings]…

  67. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Be aware, it’s out there. The Curse of The Don.

    80-year-old Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) was taken to the hospital on Tuesday evening after presiding over the opening of the sham impeachment trial against Donald Trump.

  68. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Bring back Joe Burns i say’

    Hi Squealie. Been back to have a look at your answer, Mr Cut and Paste?

    John Howard was a flog. I should own a tripod-mounted (phrasing) LMG for home defence.

  69. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘bern, re the Aston case.
    I haven’t read all the reports or the judgement.
    However, I think where the trouble starts for Aston and AFR is where he attributes the causes of a failed investment to malice or incompetence, rather than simply bad luck.

  70. candy says:

    I beat you this story hasn’t graced our MSM or brekky news mash over the last few days. Why is that?

    That little girl bashed to death by the black mother looks too skinny. I wonder whether there was some abuse before the bashing.

    I’m not sure about dwelling on it as a BLM thing. A woman killing a little child just because of a different skin colour seems a bit cut and dried. Perhaps a woman who is psychopathic and a drug taker. Perhaps abusing her sons as well. They could be at risk if she has murderous rages.
    Someone who should be locked up and not ever have custody of children.

  71. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “I love serving this sort of stuff up to those with Mudrock derangement syndrome.
    Every time they bang on about lies in the Mudrock press, I ask which newspapers have copped the greatest number of adverse defamation findings (the SMH and Age are clubhouse leaders by a mile).
    The Daily Tele is the only one in the Mudrock stable which has had a few, but it is an outlier among Mudrock papers.
    Also, most of it’s defamation payouts have been the result of myopic wokerati campaigns overriding editorial common-sense (eg Joe Hockey and Geoffrey Rush).”

    It is well known that the sub-editors at Nine (and formerly Fairfax) have been missing in action for quite a few years. Clearly young journalists, armed with a degree in “activism” from UTS (with the likes of Jenna Price, Wendy Bacon and Monica Attard lecturing them) feel they are way too superior to learn and engage in any editing and sub-editing. They have ideology to spruik. This lack of decent sub-editing is evidenced every week in the garbage that Pirate Man spews out.

    As for the Mudrock Telegraph Rush case….the Tel published that in the immediate hysteria of the whole #Metoo garbage. I think they learned a stiff lesson.

    Next up is the Craig McLachlan defamation case against Nine Newspaper/ABC…that’s going to be a good one.

  72. twostix says:

    Acting Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd tempered expectations that jabs will lead to life returning to pre-pandemic settings, even after the Pfizer vaccine was approved for use in Australia.

    The two major unknowns are whether coronavirus vaccines prevent transmission of the virus

    So what exactly is all the talk from the NSW and Federal government of “vaccine passports” and “excluding” people who don’t have the vaccine about if it a vaccinated person still carries it?

    and if booster shots will be needed each year, similar to the flu.

    Power.

    If you accept vaccine “passports” into society writ-large, you’ll be accepting the concept of the next-gen immunisation “platform” which requires “boosters” (upgrades) and other inevitably other unrelated vaccines each year that are mandated for you to maintain your green tick. Missing one will void your status.

  73. Leigh Lowe says:

    As for the Mudrock Telegraph Rush case….the Tel published that in the immediate hysteria of the whole #Metoo garbage. I think they learned a stiff lesson.

    Sorry, I attributed the Hockey case to The Daily Tele.
    That was a Fewfacts one as well.

  74. Neil says:

    Hi Squealie. Been back to have a look at your answer, Mr Cut and Paste?

    Why replace Joe Burns with Marcus harris?? He was one of the 5 or 6 guys they tried instead of Burns since 2014 looking for somebody better than Joe. Harris has a batting average of 24 after 10 tests.

    The selectors should be sacked not Joe Burns

  75. Snoopy says:

    Fulton county, Georgia election officials were so committed to Republican scrutineers observing the count it required a court order to make it happen.

    With counting of absentee ballots underway in Georgia for two special U.S. Senate runoff elections, Republicans in Fulton County scored a small victory when a Superior Court judge ruled that vote tallying be done in full view of observers.

    Inside the massive Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the entire floor of the absentee ballot process was rearranged per Judge Jane Barwick’s order. Blue trifold posters that obstructed views were taken down per the ruling as well.

    Bold arrogance is what you get when officials are not disciplined for wilful illegality.

  76. twostix says:

    Speaking of which, look at the language of these mRNA megalomaniacs:

    If you can hack the rules of mRNA, “essentially the entire kingdom of life is available for you to play with,” says Hoge, a physician by training who left a position as a health care analyst to become Moderna’s president in 2012. Adjusting mRNA translation to fight disease “isn’t actually super high-risk biology,” he adds. “It’s what your genes would do if they were rational actors.”

    One key problem, however, is that our bodies would normally destroy incoming mRNA before it could get cranking. It’s a relatively large molecule that is prone to degradation, and as far as our cells are concerned, it’s supposed to come from the nucleus, where it’s transcribed from DNA. RNA invading from outside the cell is the hallmark of a virus, and our immune system has evolved ways to recognize and destroy it.

  77. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    From Wiki. More on Mr. Jones and Pulitzer Prize winner Duranty (whose prize has never been withdrawn), from the days when the New York Times practiced real journalism showing both sides to a story. Jones was banned from Russia and killed in revenge on another assignment elsewhere by the NKDV. He was a honest man, a proper journalist, in a time of great upheaval, filing a very significant series of reports on the communist-created famine in the Ukraine.

    Where are his like today?

    This report was denounced by several Moscow-resident American journalists such as Walter Duranty and Eugene Lyons, who had been obscuring the truth in order to please the dictatorial Soviet regime.[3] On 31 March, The New York Times published a denial of Jones’s statement by Duranty under the headline “Russians Hungry, But Not Starving”. Duranty called Jones’ report “a big scare story”.[24][25] Historian Timothy Snyder has written that “Duranty’s claim that there was ‘no actual starvation’ but only ‘widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition’ echoed Soviet usages and pushed euphemism into mendacity. This was an Orwellian distinction; and indeed George Orwell himself regarded the Ukrainian famine of 1933 as a central example of a black truth that artists of language had covered with bright colors.”[26]

    In the article, Kremlin sources denied the existence of a famine; part of the New York Time’s headline was: “Russian and Foreign Observers in Country See No Ground for Predications of Disaster.”[24]

    On 13 April, Jones published a detailed analysis of the famine in the Financial Times, pointing out its main causes: forced collectivization of private farms, removal of 6–7 millions of “best workers” (the Kulaks) from their land, forced requisitions of grain and farm animals and increased “export of foodstuffs” from USSR.[27]

    What are the causes of the famine? The main reason for the catastrophe in Russian agriculture is the Soviet policy of collectivisation. The prophecy of Paul Scheffer in 1920–30 that collectivisation of agriculture would be the nemesis of Communism has come absolutely true.

    — Gareth Jones, Financial Times, 13 April 1933
    On 13 May the New York Times published a strong rebuttal of Duranty from Jones, who stood by his report:

    My first evidence was gathered from foreign observers. Since Mr. Duranty introduces consuls into the discussion, a thing I am loath to do, for they are official representatives of their countries and should not be quoted, may I say that I discussed the Russian situation with between twenty and thirty consuls and diplomatic representatives of various nations and that their evidence supported my point of view. But they are not allowed to express their views in the press, and therefore remain silent.
    Journalists, on the other hand, are allowed to write, but the censorship has turned them into masters of euphemism and understatement. Hence they give “famine” the polite name of ‘food shortage’ and ‘starving to death’ is softened down to read as ‘widespread mortality from diseases due to malnutrition’. Consuls are not so reticent in private conversation.[28]

  78. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Why replace Joe Burns with Marcus harris?? He was one of the 5 or 6 guys they tried instead of Burns since 2014 looking for somebody better than Joe. Harris has a batting average of 24 after 10 tests.

    ‘The selectors should be sacked not Joe Burns’

    Cut. Paste. Sook. Cut. Paste. Sook. Cut. Paste. Sook. Cut. Paste. Sook.

    You lost the house on the punt backing Duck Egg Joe, didn’t you?

  79. Dr Faustus says:

    Power

    Possibly. But I suspect fearfulness more than that.

    All levels of Australian government have successfully duck-shoved responsibility to the CMO’s for protecting us from Rona-death and charting a way out of the resulting social and economic catastrophe.

    Now looking like the vaccine is not the Silver Bullet, Round-of-Appluse landing point.
    Plan B’s are thin on the ground – and the workable ones require our new ‘leaders’ to munch on shit sandwiches of their former glory.

  80. dopey says:

    If everyone averaged 24 we could at least make 264.

  81. feelthebern says:

    Plan B’s are thin on the ground – and the workable ones require our new ‘leaders’ to munch on shit sandwiches of their former glory.

    So, so true.
    Israel has been very open with its data.
    The data pre & post vaccine is turning into a horror story.

  82. twostix says:

    Possibly. But I suspect fearfulness more than that.

    No, there’s immense pressure coming down from the public health and pharma apparatus to expand the quasi-compulsory immunisation system that is in place for children to adults.

  83. feelthebern says:

    The WHO has already advised those who are pregnant should not take the mRNA’s based vaccines.
    Hard to see the CDC not following.
    The problem is, what about all the pregnant women who have had one or two of the shots.

  84. Knuckle Dragger #3738419, posted on January 27, 2021 at 8:20 am

    Today in 1606:

    The trial of Guy Fawkes begins in Pomland for the Gunpowder Plot.

    That’s quite disturbing given it was a mostly-peaceful protest.

  85. Mater says:

    The problem is, what about all the pregnant women who have had one or two of the shots.

    Bob’s old schools get a surge in enrolments, in the years ahead.

  86. DrBeauGan says:

    Certainly should be

    No, the statue of Karl Marx should not be removed from Highgate cemetery. Yes, he was a shit, but he was a significant shit. Don’t mess with history.

  87. notafan says:

    Why on earth would pregnant women be getting *any* vaccine?

  88. feelthebern says:

    Why on earth would pregnant women be getting *any* vaccine?

    Because people have gone bat shit crazy.

  89. feelthebern says:

    Alex Berenson posted earlier today that over 2000 women in the US have had the mRNA vaccine as at a week ago.

  90. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    No, the statue of Karl Marx should not be removed from Highgate cemetery. Yes, he was a shit, but he was a significant shit. Don’t mess with history.

    Maybe so. But, the predilection for removing even the most trivial object because of its ‘hurtful’ connotations does seem to be the rage. My assumption was that these principled people would be as equally offended by this man’s legacy, of which only the blindest of the blind need reminding.

  91. Boambee John says:

    Geriatric Mayfly
    #3738648, posted on January 27, 2021 at 12:21 pm
    Be aware, it’s out there. The Curse of The Don.

    80-year-old Democrat Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) was taken to the hospital on Tuesday evening after presiding over the opening of the sham impeachment trial against Donald Trump.

    A passing thought.

    Now that Cameltoe has resigned from the Senate, has she been replaced, or is a special election needed? If the latter, then the Senate is 50 Republicans, (including RINOs and Never Trumpers) and 49 Demonrats. So is McConnell still the “majority leader”, or is Cameltoe’s replacement by Demonrat assumed for the purposes of counting numbers?

  92. Runnybum says:

    There are many bad reports about this mRNA jab you have to wonder how many reports the media are covering up?
    Taking this jab doesn’t let you leave this dump without gubberment permission & you still have to quarantine on your return, so what is the point?
    I understand idiots taking this jab (notaclue comes to mind) but why Lizzie is gagging for this jab beats the fk outta me.

  93. Snoopy says:

    Annual booster shots with added fertility control agents for the planet.

  94. Leigh Lowe says:

    That’s quite disturbing given it was a mostly-peaceful protest.

    Nelson K-P.
    Isn’t the expression, “A mostly peaceful protest which developed”?

  95. Dot says:

    What is a stud shot and what did Petey Buttegeig do one and where?

  96. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    A passing thought.

    Cripes Boambee! That’s like one of those intelligence test questions I could never cope with. If Wayne is the brother of Tracey, and she is the sister of Marvin, who is the son of Chuck, then who is Wayne’s mother?

  97. Arky says:

    Now looking like the vaccine is not the Silver Bullet, Round-of-Appluse landing point.

    ..
    I’ll repeat it yet again:
    The vaccine isn’t going to do shit.
    Within the logical (illogical) framework these deadheads have constructed, there is no way out of this.
    Lockdowns and closed borders as far as the eye can see for the deplorables as punishment for voting the wrong way in Brexit and Trump.

  98. 1735099 says:

    Now that Cameltoe has resigned from the Senate, has she been replaced, or is a special election needed? If the latter, then the Senate is 50 Republicans, (including RINOs and Never Trumpers) and 49 Demonrats. So is McConnell still the “majority leader”, or is Cameltoe’s replacement by Demonrat assumed for the purposes of counting numbers?

    Harris’ replacement is Alex Padilla, a child of Mexican immigrants.
    He will be California’s first Latino senator.
    Latinos form almost 40 per cent of the state’s population.
    He will hold the Senate seat through 2022, when he will have to run for re-election.
    With the Georgia surprise, and Harris’ casting vote, the Democrats now hold the senate majority.

  99. notafan says:

    The rattle is brandished!

  100. Runnybum says:

    Rattle rattle, you braindead bint.

  101. dover_beach says:

    Sean Davis
    @seanmdav
    ·
    7h
    Amazing. The Steele Dossier and FBI falsely accused Carter Page of conspiring with people he didn’t even know.

    It turns out a corrupt FBI informant is the one who tried to arrange those meetings.
    Quote Tweet
    Chuck Ross
    @ChuckRossDC
    · 7h
    Newly declassified FBI notes also show that Stefan Halper pressed Page in a secretly recorded conversation to facilitate an introduction to two Russians named in the Steele dossier.

    I would say ‘breathtaking’ but its what we’ve come to expect.

  102. miltonf says:

    Lockdowns and closed borders as far as the eye can see for the deplorables as punishment for voting the wrong way in Brexit and Trump.

    exactly. Also a warning to us here. They’re also trying to end private car ownership.
    .

  103. Neil says:

    You lost the house on the punt backing Duck Egg Joe, didn’t you?

    Why replace Joe Burns with Marcus Harris? Marcus has a Test batting average of 24.

    If the selectors do not want Burns why not try somebody else they have not tried before??

  104. Farmer Gez says:

    Harris’ replacement is Alex Padilla, a child of Mexican immigrants.
    He will be California’s first Latino senator.

    Is he a left hander with a squint?

  105. miltonf says:

    Can’t have riff raff going here, there and anywhere they please. As Sutton said, ‘you can’t just jump in your car and go for a drive!’.

  106. notafan says:

    Stunning comeback from easily rattled man.

  107. 1735099 says:

    Gratifying to see the Dangi is still going strong.
    Enrolment (12) is about the same as when we opened it on 11th April 1994.

  108. feelthebern says:

    DB, anytime I read the anything about the FBI, my default position is they used an FBI agent or asset to entrap others.
    Until proven otherwise.
    Similar to AUSTRAC announcing anything.
    I wait to see which bank self reported, or who dobbed who in.

  109. Snoopy says:

    Twenty days have passed and still no arrest over the killing of officer Brian Sicknick. The FBI, Capitol police, DC police, miles of cell phone and CCTV footage and nothing to show.

    One would expect the media to be outraged by the lack of progress. But, no.

    Similar story for the killer of Ashli Babbitt. Imagine the media fuelled riots if Babbitt had been an armed criminal from some inner city Democrat shithole.

  110. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    The vaccine isn’t going to do shit.

    they are already setting us up for this by claiming the vaccine doesn’t stop one from being contagious

  111. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    With the Georgia surprise

    LOL. No surprise to anyone anywhere with any brains. I said so well before the runoffs.

  112. DrBeauGan says:

    No, the statue of Karl Marx should not be removed from Highgate cemetery. Yes, he was a shit, but he was a significant shit. Don’t mess with history.

    Maybe so. But, the predilection for removing even the most trivial object because of its ‘hurtful’ connotations does seem to be the rage.

    Yes, but being as brainless as the lefties is a bad idea. I agree they deserve it, and smacking badly behaved children should happen, how else can they learn good manners? I’m not willing to copy their stupidity though.

  113. Runnybum says:

    Arky is bang on right about punishment for Brexit & Trump, it was also a warning to places like Australia to listen up, shut the fk up & be warned.
    The idiot in charge here has listened & acted accordingly.

  114. Runnybum says:

    Shut up & take the jab.

  115. Zyconoclast says:

    The retired four-star Army general told senators this week that the Pentagon’s job is to “keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.”

    Ridding the military of racists isn’t his only priority. Austin, who was confirmed in a 93-2 vote, has made clear that accelerating delivery of coronavirus vaccines will get his early attention.

    But the racism issue is personal.

  116. Snoopy says:

    With the Georgia surprise

    Apparently that expression fools the Twitter and Facebook algorithms that scrub mention of voter fraud.

  117. mh says:

    Breitbart

    Vice President Kamala Harris received her second shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday.

    The vice president rolled up her sleeve and looked away as the nurse injected her with a syringe and asked her, “How was that?”

    “When are you going to put it in?” Harris asked, implying that she didn’t even feel the shot. Then she laughed, perhaps in reaction to what she had just said.

    The nurse replied, “I hear that a lot.”

  118. shatterzzz says:

    Nice reminder on getting old from one of the great movie legends …… Clint Eastwood ….
    https://ibb.co/MGZXY1G

  119. Dr Faustus says:

    Taking this jab doesn’t let you leave this dump without gubberment permission & you still have to quarantine on your return, so what is the point?

    The Point.

    I have pressing personal and business reasons to travel to, and between, European countries. When the EuroRonaPassport descends – as it will – I will be jabbed out of necessity.

    Selfish as fuck.

  120. Leigh Lowe says:

    Hey Ted (the very similar one).
    Be careful what you say in the Furniture Store.
    People are watching.
    Some of it is actionable.

  121. feelthebern says:

    Corey Booker will be one of the senators voting at the trial of Donald Trump.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqSeFcu7dcA

  122. dover_beach says:

    Kyle Becker
    @kylenabecker
    ·
    5m
    COVID miracles since Biden’s Divine Inauguration:

    1. Cases down
    2. Hospitalizations down
    3. Deaths down
    4. Herd immunity real again
    5. ‘False Positives’ real again
    6. CA, NY, MI, IL can reopen
    7. Antibody cocktails work
    8. HCQ safe & effective again

    Magic.

  123. Boambee John says:

    He will be California’s first Latino senator.
    Latinos form almost 40 per cent of the state’s population.

    The Demonrat dominated state thus seems to have taken a fairly exclusionary attitude to Latinos in the past, waacism perhaps?

    Was there a special election, or was the hand of Maxine used to bless the new appointee?

  124. feelthebern says:

    Richard Blumenthal will also be voting at the trial of Donald Trump.
    Google is your friend.

  125. rickw says:

    The problem for the Party is that Americans are not as pliant as Chinese.

    The more weaponry The People have at their disposal, the less compliant they need to be.

  126. Woolfe says:

    I wonder if the teenager who killed the couple and their unborn child in Brisbane whilst driving a stolen car was an aspiring footballer?

  127. Runnybum says:

    Faustus, as you said you are selfish as fuck, if the majority of people told them to get fucked this whole scam would fall apart.

  128. C.L. says:

    This couple had it all.

    I note that her feminine touch was already plainly evident – excitedly prefiguring that first home.

    Killed in an instant by a yoof who will of course wheel out all of the social deprivation cliches available in due course.

  129. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Why replace Joe Burns with Marcus Harris? Marcus has a Test batting average of 24.

    ‘If the selectors do not want Burns why not try somebody else they have not tried before??’

    Cut. Paste. Sook.

    Hey Neil. That big box of attention you ordered. It’s at your front door. Happy now?

  130. incoherent rambler says:

    Was there a special election …

    Depends.
    Do you mean “special” election or “special election”?

    Demokrats can tailor any election to suit your needs.
    It all depends on make, model, colour, result and, of course, the price.

  131. C.L. says:

    Police are only able to bring two charges of murder – whereas three lives were ended.

  132. Runnybum says:

    Hey biggles, dunno what furniture store you are on about?
    You also didn’t reply to my request to fly my wife back from pommy land in your A340, did I not offer enough bananas?

  133. rickw says:

    Magic.

    I just mentioned to someone at work that things will be back to normal in three months.

    It’s not that COVID-19 has changed, it’s just that it’s no longer required as a weapon against Trump.

  134. Leigh Lowe says:

    #3738744, posted on January 27, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    This couple had it all.

    There is a vigil planned to commemorate “the three lives lost” (the woman was six months pregnant).
    That should raise some embarassing questions about the definition of life as it applies to the unborn.
    But it won’t.

  135. Leigh Lowe says:

    You also didn’t reply to my request to fly my wife back from pommy land in your A340, did I not offer enough bananas?

    I told you Ted (the very similar one).
    I made the offer.
    But she has hooked up with an imam and regards her new life as #4 wife in a sack more liberating than being #1 wife and banana picker back here.
    Sorry.
    I tried.

  136. Knuckle Dragger says:

    T-Bone. Corn Pop.

    That’s some fine eatin’ right there.

    Also – I was going to leave the title of bern’s clip alone – but ‘Sick Burns’ has to get a mention.

    All the bikkies falling into place.

  137. Leigh Lowe says:

    Standby for “how dare you insult my wife” with extra added “actionable”.

  138. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    or was the hand of Maxine

    Reflex triggering: “Impeach, impeach, impeach…”

  139. Runnybum says:

    Biggles you don’t know my wife so why should I be worried, all it shows is your usual stupidity & a lack of morals.
    You really are a nasty piece of work.
    Check your email.

  140. feelthebern says:

    It’s 2021.
    All I need to see now is Brian Williams present a documentary on the honesty of media.

  141. Neil says:

    Hey Neil. That big box of attention you ordered. It’s at your front door. Happy now?

    The team for SA has just been announced. Wade has been dropped because after 30 Tests he has a batting average of 30. But Wade is doing better than Marcus Harris who has a batting average of 24

    Why drop Wade but not Marcus Harris???

  142. Knuckle Dragger says:

    The Hun:

    ‘Matthew Wade has been axed from Australia’s Test squad to tour South Africa, with Alex Carey called up. Australian selectors have kept largely the same outfit that lost 2-1 to India, with Carey and Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee the only additions.’

    Had his go, Wade. Repeated failures. Something had to give, and like you-know-who was never a specialist opener. Carey’s a better bat without the grit, but Wade lost that anyway through all his soft dismissals against the Injun magoos. A backup keeper as well.

    Dunno where they’re going to find a better No.5 though. The squad:

    Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

  143. feelthebern says:

    but ‘Sick Burns’ has to get a mention.

    How come the Tele or the Hun didn’t run that headline after one of his many failures this summer?

  144. feelthebern says:

    What happens when the SAF crowds start giving Smith & Warner some stick?
    Will they attempt to pull a stunt like the Indian cricket team did?

  145. Arky says:

    I just mentioned to someone at work that things will be back to normal in three months.

    It’s not that COVID-19 has changed, it’s just that it’s no longer required as a weapon against Trump.

    ..
    But as a weapon against those who voted for Trump, it is still highly effective.
    I don’t think we get out of this so easy.
    Consider the sunk cost fallacy.
    A person doesn’t ditch a bad investment or even pours more in. Because the part of their brain responsible for the original decision can’t admit to being wrong.
    So to with the covid response and the trap they have locked us into.
    Until those responsible for making these decisions in the first place are gone, we can’t get out of it.
    Mass sackings and resignations aren’t going to happen. No one will admit the response was wrong.
    Therefore: No quick way out.

  146. “When are you going to put it in?” Harris asked, implying that she didn’t even feel the shot.

    I’d not before heard the actual story of her career climb & preselection to burst through the glass ceiling.

  147. Arky says:

    The more massive the disaster from the covid response, the less likely those responsible for it are to be able to admit to getting it wrong.
    No one resigns anymore, the media is broken so politicians are only accountable at the polls, the public servants aren’t accountable at all really, so here we are.

  148. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    why Lizzie is gagging for this jab beats the fk outta me.

    Because I am a risk taker by nature. I generally assume I will come through.

    Otherwise, same as Dr.Faustus. My travelling years are limited, I want to travel and it will help. I hope though that this wretched passport app on your phone comes with some sort of paper back-up. I’ve had phones die on me before today, and all contents are lost. That would be great just as you were going through Heathrow. Not.

  149. Roger says:

    Police are only able to bring two charges of murder – whereas three lives were ended.

    They could bring a charge of fetal homicide -maximum sentence life imprisononment – I don’t know why they haven’t. We can only await more information on that.

  150. feelthebern says:

    Awwww sheeeeiittt.

    Joe Rogan retweeting #RecallGavinNewsom

  151. Dr Faustus says:

    Faustus, as you said you are selfish as fuck, if the majority of people told them to get fucked this whole scam would fall apart.

    Sure.
    Unfortunately the scam is strong in Europe and the EU is strangely indifferent to people from the other side of the world telling them to get fucked. In fact it would be the equivalent of me telling myself to get fucked.

    I don’t do that very often.

  152. Runnybum says:

    Lizzie, everyone makes their own decisions in life, but this jab at the moment gives you no advantage at all, in fact it could seriously harm you, nobody knows as yet.

  153. Police are only able to bring two charges of murder

    In a realistic society, Madame Hemp administers the same punishment for two murders as for one, likewise for three murders.

  154. feelthebern says:

    They’ve already gone after Rogan’s mates.
    They’ve already tried to use spotify to censor him.
    Going after Californian Democrat royalty.
    Now they’re gunna go hard.
    I suspect via the #metoo movement would be the easiest lever to pull.

  155. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Re the paper Covid passport, you can also see that I am a contingency planner.

    It drives Hairy crazy. 😀

    He is a ‘decision made’ sort of person and remains confident of its path.

  156. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘What happens when the SAF crowds start giving Smith & Warner some stick?
    Will they attempt to pull a stunt like the Indian cricket team did?’

    Well, they can’t play the R card, like some of the team did. Interestingly, quite a few of the Indian crowd though the whole thing was bullshit and said so.

    If they pull the sook card, the Saffies will be merciless – and justifiably so.

    They’ve just spent the last year pumping their own tyres up about ‘it’s the way we play the game’, attempting to recreate the fear factor in opposition teams in previous years. Opposing batsmen now know if they get through overs 1 and 2 of Starc they’re safe and Cummins is the only bowler that provides the 5 cent-50 cent factor.

    None of the batsmen have the swagger or threat posed by a Hayden or Ponting, let alone a Botham or Richards. None. Warner’s spent and physically fragile (and a ranga), and Smith’s mentally finished. The jaapies will (or should be) scraping out his guard marks all tour.

    If they run the ‘but feelings’ line, particularly those two cheating mongs, it’s all over and a decade of global humiliation beckons.

  157. Runnybum says:

    Faustus, maybe you should tell yourself to get fucked?

  158. 1735099 says:

    How Trump encouraged White Supremacists –
    https://youtu.be/Vy4F0VSbBkQ

  159. Knuckle Dragger says:

    *thought the whole thing*
    *of previous years*

    Gawd.

  160. Leigh Lowe says:

    why Lizzie is gagging for this jab beats the fk outta me.

    And, Ted (the very similar one), why is that any of your concern?
    #Ineedtoknow.

  161. Runnybum says:

    Biggles, I sometimes find Lizzie a pain with her richness ramblings, much like your gobbing off about your own shite about your own wonderfulness, but I do not want harm to come to her or the hairy one.
    You I don’t give a fuck about.

  162. There’s been some horseshit put out there, the horseshit that Trump was racist, tolerated racists, or had a racist bone in his body is completely & totally faked. Anybody believing this horseshit should give themselves an uppercut.
    Anybody promulgating this horseshit should give themselves a severe uppercut, hourly. Until cured.

  163. Leigh Lowe says:

    ‘What happens when the SAF crowds start giving Smith & Warner some stick?

    I actually heard a commentator say that Saffie crowd limits would limit the bollocking dished out to the cheats, and this would help.
    Right.
    So, lower Test crowds to save the feelings of two cheats who should have copped a life ban is a good thing?

  164. feelthebern says:

    A man’s cause of death has been determined by a post-mortem as ‘extreme orgasm’ after he died while visiting a sex worker in Phalombe, Malawi.

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/man-who-died-visiting-sex-23384030

    Wonder how this compares to sex workers in South East Asia.

  165. Leigh Lowe says:

    … but I do not want harm to come to her or the hairy one.

    Hmmm.
    A feigned deep caring for others to mask ulterior motives.
    Now, who does that sound like?

  166. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    How Trump encouraged White Supremacists –

    you already know full well this has been debunked

  167. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    A man’s cause of death has been determined by a post-mortem as ‘extreme orgasm’ after he died while visiting a sex worker in Phalombe, Malawi.

    that’s ridickulous

  168. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    this jab at the moment gives you no advantage at all

    It does offer some level of immunity, although this isn’t really my concern, as I think I’ve probably picked it up somewhere in our travels already. Nevertheless, at 79 with high blood pressure and one DVT, it’s a reasonable bet to pick up a bit more immunity. Covid is a blood disease and bad when it hits hard.

    It’s the administrative issues. Visiting friends and rellies in aged care. Travelling interstate and overseas. Especially, boarding a cruise ship. I think too that as I was willing to not take the age exemption on Yellow Fever for Africa, and sailed through that one, I should be willing to take the risk with this one of anaphalaxis or dropsy or otherwise wrecking my RNA/DNA cellular balance (all more or less furphies). I am no longer having babies either: I can’t understand letting pregnant women have this mRNA jab.

    Hairy, by the way, wants the non-mRNA one. That’s his choice and given his youthful years that’s what will be on offer for him in the early roll-out.

  169. Neil says:

    and Smith’s mentally finished.

    Smith averaged 45 in the current series against India. He is doing OK. Warner averaged 17.

    Bring back Joe Burns. he is better than Marcus Harris. If the selectors do not want Burns why bring back a proven failure in Harris. Why not try someone else??

  170. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)
    #3738804, posted on January 27, 2021 at 2:22 pm
    How Trump encouraged White Supremacists –

    you already know full well this has been debunked”

    The racist likes to lie and to spread lies.

  171. Apparently Mike Lindell (boss of a pillow company – it must be a very small insignificant company, as it was very difficult for me to find on Google searching without inputting the exact name of the company.) is banned from Twitter.

    As far as I’m able to ascertain, Mr. Lindell disabled his account & walked away from Twitter some days ago, possibly weeks.
    Twitter, it seems, resurrected his account – just so they could cancel him. (“Na na na, you didn’t walk away – we cancelled you!”)

  172. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Roger, The Qld Criminal Code Act 1899:

    ‘313 Killing unborn child

    (1) Any person who, when a female is about to be delivered of a child, prevents the child from being born alive by any act or omission of such a nature that, if the child had been born alive and had then died, the person would be deemed to have unlawfully killed the child, is guilty of a crime, and is liable to imprisonment for life. *

    (2) Any person who unlawfully assaults a female pregnant with a child and destroys the life of, or does grievous bodily harm to, or transmits a serious disease to, the child before its birth, commits a crime.’

    Imprisonment for life. It’s Queensland, and so naturally it’ll be all over the shop but there will probably be some case law intertwined with this that involves intent, ie knowing the lady was pregnant and intending to kill the unborn child. Probably more case on the definition of ‘about to be delivered’ as well.

    Yes I know that’s not how it reads, but nonetheless. There are some Qld lawyer type Cats who may assist.

    *There’s a section 1A in there that deals with abortion, but I left it out as it detracts from the issue at hand. No I am not trivialising abortion.

  173. Leigh Lowe says:

    Neil.
    Your “Joe Burns Greatest Snicks” record has got a scratch in it.

  174. feelthebern says:

    After 10 years of fully funded development, it took approx. 18 months post HPV vaccine roll out for the side effects (including death) to drop off a cliff.
    & that was giving it to the healthiest cohort in society.

    And 9 months into proper mRNA vaccine research, people are lining up for that?
    I will be waiting at least 2 years of wide usage of a non mRNA vaccine before I get my jab.
    I’m prepared for any inconvenience that not taking it causes.

  175. Dr Faustus says:

    The more massive the disaster from the covid response, the less likely those responsible for it are to be able to admit to getting it wrong.

    We passed that point in Australia long before Maximum Leader let the germs out in Victoria.

    At some point there will be a reckoning that will lead to a safe space of no responsibility. My guess is that the political class will reward themselves for listening to the Science as well as they did – and the CMO-crowd will be given a ‘did their best under extraordinary circumstances’ Get Out of Jail Free card.

  176. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I’m 78 but likely 79 by the time I get into the roll-out.

    You’re doing well, says our friend with advanced small-cell cancer, as he hugs me goodbye yesterday. He’s skin and bone. Plenty of good muscle and flesh on me still. To good health, was our Australia Day toast yesterday, out on the terrace, reminiscing and some of us still planning.

  177. Runnybum says:

    Biggles, you need your heads checked, there is something seriously wrong in them.

  178. Leigh Lowe says:

    A man’s cause of death has been determined by a post-mortem as ‘extreme orgasm’ after he died while visiting a sex worker in Phalombe, Malawi.

    It is called Sneddon’s Syndrome in this country.

  179. Dr Faustus says:

    Faustus, maybe you should tell yourself to get fucked?

    I have people for that.

  180. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Neil.
    Your “Joe Burns Greatest Snicks” record has got a scratch in it.’

    Great bass on that track.
    Thud (on the front pad).
    Thud.
    Thud.

  181. Imprisonment for life. It’s Queensland, and so naturally it’ll be all over the shop but there will probably be some case law intertwined with this that involves intent, ie knowing the lady was pregnant and intending to kill the unborn child. Probably more case on the definition of ‘about to be delivered’ as well.

    The sample size I’ve been involved in, one case (1), the law took the view that if you don’t want to be punished extra for causing a harm/death/disability/whatever coz you didn’t know the person you did harm to was preggers – well, the law’s view was: You shoulda kept your hands in your pockets, you’re going to big boys jail for a long time.

    Due to the autistic nature of the law, magistrates, lawyers, & the complete retardation of Crown Law squirrels, this may only apply when prosecuted by someone with some getup & go in them.

  182. miltonf says:

    Thing is, Trump was reaching out to minorities with much success. His visit to the black church in Detroit was very moving. The left thrives on division, hence the need to try and start a race war.

  183. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    My guess is that the political class will reward themselves for listening to the Science as well as they did – and the CMO-crowd will be given a ‘did their best under extraordinary circumstances’ Get Out of Jail Free card.

    Very similar to what we’ll see as the UN Great Reset takes Biden’s America on board and the good Ship of State heading towards Year Zero 2050 starts to leak heavily, and off start jumping those countries still savable who signed up to the big fraud. We did what had to be done at the time and now the science is saying well done, we’ve done enough, and HILE coal is the way of the future once more. Not so bad after all.

    Just you watch.

  184. Runnybum says:

    You gone quiet biggles, no more insults for my wife?
    You should throw more insults about her it increases your standing on this blog.

  185. Neil says:

    ‘Neil.
    Your “Joe Burns Greatest Snicks” record has got a scratch in it.’

    U R as dumb as the selectors. They have been trying since 2014 trying to find somebody better than Burns and found nobody. So they bring back Marcus Harris with a batting average of 24.

    Pucovski may be a find but i am not sure if he is an opener.

    Marcus Harris must have bribed the selectors somehow

  186. Leigh Lowe says:

    You gone quiet biggles, no more insults for my wife?
    You should throw more insults about her it increases your standing on this blog.

    You are confused Ted (the very similar one).
    I was merely pointing out that you wife seemed much happier being wife #4 to an imam in chilly Manchester than wife #1 in sunny Queenssssland.
    That can only be construed as an insult to you, not her.

  187. miltonf says:

    I also think the Washington War Machine wants to keep a pool of Americans on subsistence living (welfare) to provide a pool of cannon fodder.

  188. Austrac – they of the “gee, how can we be expected to know how many billion the Vatican sent to Australia, especially when dealing with big brain hurty causing numbers of…er… between zero billion & 2 billion”

    Yeah, that Austrac, have just written to me, coz I’m a “money laundering risk” business (- Lol – ) for my input into new proposed changes to their rules.

    Anyone wanting to have some input & tell Austrac they’re a bunch of sub-optimal dickheads & should be restrained, rather than given more leeway, may wish to read the draft changes & make a submission on the proposed changes.

  189. Runnybum says:

    Biggles, as we are bringing our wives into the insults by you, I can only hope your wife doesn’t get too upset, I don’t want him getting angry at me.

  190. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    A man’s cause of death has been determined by a post-mortem as ‘extreme orgasm’ after he died while visiting a sex worker

    Nah. He was just highly excited. Heart attack territory.
    Unless there’s something in this case about a ‘vascular stricture’ they’re not telling us.
    It’s all a circulation of the blood issue. 🙂

  191. Woolfe says:

    I really don’t think we will be going anywhere this year (keeping us all safe you know, plus travel insurance will probably not be available for the over 70’s

  192. Boambee John says:

    1735099
    #3738788, posted on January 27, 2021 at 2:12 pm
    How Trump encouraged White Supremacists –
    https://youtu.be/Vy4F0VSbBkQ

    I’m sure that a good You Tuber would be able to make an excellent compilation of quotes showing “How the Demonrats encouraged the Antifa/BLM racist riots of 2020.

    But the ostrich would keep his head where he couldn’t see it.

  193. twostix says:

    Because we don’t have a non-corporatist media anymore nobody knows that back in the olden days of 2016, Moderna touted itself as a ‘lavishly funded startup’ and its concept mRNA gene-therapy was seen as highly suspect, risky and highly experimental. Moderna boasted of being secretive with its data and reasons for failed clinical trials.

    So I put this to you in hope of increasing understanding of this industry: GSK’s swine flu vaccine – based on old vaccine technology, made it through stage three clinical trials, was mandated for use in British schools and all health care workers were orded to get it to keep their jobs – with guaranteed zero liability to the GSK. It ended up giving every 1 / 18000 children who took it brain damage.

    Now look at how the pharma industry rolls. Ten years later – during the very next ‘pandemic’ (note well that this was is a GSK press release fed directly to Reuters who presented it as an ‘exclusive‘):

    May 28, 2020
    Exclusive: GSK says science does not link pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to sleep disorder

    A spokesman for GSK said the “science has moved on” since concerns were raised about links between narcolepsy and its H1N1 vaccine, called Pandemrix, which was developed during the flu pandemic 10 years ago.

    Pandemrix’s ingredients included a booster, or adjuvant, known as AS03, which GSK said on Thursday it planned to produce in large volume for possible use in COVID-19 vaccines currently being developed to fight the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

    AS03 could potentially be an ingredient in at least seven experimental COVID-19 vaccines, including one being developed by Sanofi SASY.PA, with whom GSK signed a collaboration deal in April.

    In 2009, GSK’s vaccine caused narcolepsy in 1000 known people, mostly children. Ten years later, never letting a good crisis go to waste, GSK funds a study that clears Pandemrix and announces “Surprise! we have a vaccine for Covid19, it’s definitely not called Pandemrix and definitely won’t cause brain damage like Pandemerix did didn’t did”.

    This is the culture that you’re dealing with. They make banks look like saints in comparison.

  194. C.L. says:

    Dealing with the big issues:

    ‘We don’t want yellow’: Greats to decide colour of Wallabies jersey.

    There are no great jerseys anymore – not since they introduced those skin-hugging wetsuits.
    And sponsors’ names should not appear on a national strip.

    Some of Australian rugby’s biggest names will congregate in Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday for a special event at which they will select the colour template for the famous national jersey from this year and beyond.

    Former Wallabies greats David Campese, Gary Ella, Nick Farr-Jones, Phil Kearns and Phil Waugh, among others, have been invited, while former coach Michael Cheika will be present along with new RA chief executive Andy Marinos, who begins next week.

    A smaller group of current and former players will also assemble in Brisbane and dial in during the evening.

  195. Boambee John says:

    it was very difficult for me to find on Google searching without inputting the exact name of the company.

    Salvatore

    Perhaps it would have been very difficult to find on Gulag, because the boss/company supported Trump, and Gulag’s algorithms would have buried all links as deeply as possible?

  196. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘Marcus Harris must have bribed the selectors somehow’

    I reckon Duck Egg Joe’s a socialist. I mean, just look at him.

    Has to be.

  197. Runnybum says:

    Good post twostix.
    Notaclue & biggles, hurry up for your jab, don’t worry about brain malfunction, you are immune from that

  198. Knuckle Dragger says:

    ‘“Surprise! we have a vaccine for Covid19, it’s definitely not called Pandemrix and definitely won’t cause brain damage like Pandemerix did didn’t did”.’

    This is in fact unsurprising. Another Simpsons plot come to life.

  199. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I do not want harm to come to her or the hairy one.

    Thank you. Appreciated.

    This is the kinder, nicer Catallaxy. 😀

  200. Top Ender says:

    If we have a Biggles can we have a Ginger and an Algy and a Bertie?

    From memory Bertie had a monocle, so I bags him.

    A monocle would be cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUjEw6-WjQo

  201. feelthebern says:

    Mark Levin is over thinking this.
    It doesn’t matter what the charge is.
    It doesn’t matter what evidence is.
    Through the Congress & Senate, it is only about votes.

  202. Neil says:

    I reckon Duck Egg Joe’s a socialist. I mean, just look at him.

    You must have spent a lot of time working out that comment.

    But why replace Burns with a batting average of 37 with Marcus Harris with a batting average of 24??

    If the selectors do not want Burns why not try somebody they have not tried before?? Like somebody who is opening the batting for NSW, Vic, Qld, Tassie, SA,WA??

    Marcus Harris is a waste of time

  203. Knuckle Dragger says:

    Joe Burns is a paid-up member of the Communist Party of Australia.

    He went to school with Gough Whitlam’s kids. His favourite show is Insiders.

    Joe has a big box of ducklings at his house. Whenever he makes less than 45, he rings his missus up and tells her to put one in the microwave on high for ten minutes.

    Needless to say, he hasn’t got many ducklings left.

  204. feelthebern says:

    Well done the Cats on the post election thread (to infinity & beyond).
    Their stamina is a wonder to behold.
    I’ve tried to derail the thread a few times by posting music clips, even one of those shuffle dance streams that never ends.
    They’re like the Terminator.

  205. K2 says:

    Neil , there has been no shield cricket for six weeks. There is no uncapped up and comer putting their hand up for selection. Prior to the hiatus the only openers making runs were Pucovski, Harris, S Marsh and Renshaw.

  206. feelthebern says:

    KD, was Glenn Maxwell given the same opportunities at test level that Burns was?

  207. calli says:

    Q Energy, bern. Has to be.

  208. twostix says:

    Re Gardasil being mandated in schools all of a sudden (remember that here, well it happened coincidentally exactly the same in the US at exactly the same time – strange right?) “Merck’s strategy involved an end run around health departments.”

    Merck engaged in direct lobbying to varying degrees in all of the states we studied. Merck proactively contacted legislators to discuss strategies to maximize uptake of Gardasil, either directly through company employees or by using local political consultants, prominent physicians, or public relations firms.

    Many respondents reported that company representatives proposed specific legislation, often drafting the bills and searching for a sponsor. In most states, their efforts focused on a school-entry mandate. Respondents pointed out that Merck’s activities were not unusual, although the public seemed to have been unaware that private companies played such a role in the legislative process. One commented, “Just about every vaccine mandate that we have lately has been the result, at least partially, of the drug industry’s efforts.”

    This is how they roll:

    Merck mobilized legislators to introduce school-entry mandate and other legislation relating to the HPV vaccine, primarily through Women in Government (WIG), a national, nonprofit group of female state legislators. WIG had identified cervical cancer as a priority issue as early as 2003.10 Merck contributed unrestricted educational grants to WIG, which, among other things, covered the expenses of dozens of legislators to attend conferences on cervical cancer at appealing destinations convened by WIG and attended by Merck representatives

    In addition to direct-to-physician marketing, Merck mobilized medical professional organizations and other interest groups.16 Most respondents from medical and public health organizations described this outreach as fairly routine, although one indicated that the pressure was considerable: “At one point, the CDC rep for the state was being bombarded by pharmaceutical reps, so she asked if she could form an advisory committee around her.” Merck also appears to have expanded its efforts to support interest groups financially. One organization that had long worked in the area of cancer prevention reported that both Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of a competing HPV vaccine, came forward with unrestricted donations for the first time after Gardasil was introduced.

    etc, etc, etc.

  209. Neil says:

    Prior to the hiatus the only openers making runs were Pucovski, Harris, S Marsh and Renshaw.

    Before the current series Burns was doing fine with a batting average of 38. His brain is most probably fried because he knows if he does not score a century he will get replaced by Marcus Harris/Renshaw etc

    But Marcus Harris?? Mate he must have bribed the selectors with something. A Test batting average of 24 and he gets a Trip to SA

  210. feelthebern says:

    Twitter tells me Biden has signed 37 executive orders in his first week.
    I’m struggling to find a website that confirms this.
    If any Cats come across one, can they please post the link.

  211. Neil says:

    KD, was Glenn Maxwell given the same opportunities at test level that Burns was?

    Just looked him up. Maxwell- 7 Tests- batting average 26

    Burns was not given an fair opportunity. If he did not score a Century he was dropped and replace by failures.

    How the hell can Marcus Harris be selected for SA with a batting average of 24??

  212. feelthebern says:

    twostix, I was on a CSL conference call about their Gardasil strategy.
    Must have been over a decade ago, maybe longer.
    Changed the way I thought about the FDA from then on.

  213. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    So WuFlu it is then.
    Joe Biden signed an executive order today that banned the term “China virus.”

  214. Leigh Lowe says:

    Well done the Cats on the post election thread (to infinity & beyond).
    Their stamina is a wonder to behold.

    I had a few looks at Election Thread 1.1.2 but decided it was going nowhere.
    And the slightest suggestion that maybe Trump might have played his hand differently did not go down well.

    I’ve tried to derail the thread a few times by posting music clips …

    Gasp!
    Blogwrecker!!

  215. feelthebern says:

    CSL was contemplating taking Gardasil through to market themselves.
    But they made the decision to go the royalty path (from both companies) as they were advised that there were US companies approx. 18 months behind CSL with their HPV vaccines.
    Which meant to expect FDA delays.

    The golden rule with taking anything through the FDA circus (ex this COVID19 circus) is ensure there is no US company within cooee of you.
    Otherwise, you may as well set your shareholders funds on fire.

  216. thefrollickingmole says:

    Did Joe ban “ UK mutant strain” as well?

    How about Chinese lung AIDS?
    Celestial cardiac compromise?
    Slant eyed yellow bastard yips?

  217. JC says:

    Want to know an estimate of the approximate number of white supremacists in the US? That is in a population of 330 million people…

    ADL (Anti-defamation League), an old American Jooish group that tries to combat hatred, says it’s about 80 members.

    That’s it.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/25/22249559/patriot-front-white-supremacists-loop-cook-county-thomas-rousseau

  218. Mater says:

    Re Gardasil being mandated in schools all of a sudden (remember that here, well it happened coincidentally exactly the same in the US at exactly the same time – strange right?) “Merck’s strategy involved an end run around health departments.”

    Twostix,
    It’s not mandated. It’s available for free, but parents have to give permission for it to be administered.
    I don’t have a problem with free choice, and no tricky coercion appears to be evident around Gardasil.

  219. feelthebern says:

    I now use that criteria when looking at any company with dreams of getting FDA approval.
    If there is a US competitor in the pipeline, I won’t touch it.
    Missed out on a couple of big wins.
    Also avoided dozens of wipeouts.

  220. JC says:

    Can someone explain carefully what is a furniture store, struth etc all about?

  221. feelthebern says:

    JC, now you’ve done it.
    That’s like saying Beetlejuice three times.

  222. Atoms for Peace says:

    Biden isn’t signing EOs. In his mind, he is doing lines after school.

  223. Wokdoctor:
    Incidentally my last time on the beef rd was about 2 years ago. Nebo to Middlemount & back, in disrepair but compared to what I saw in the last few days vastly better. Last time I did the stretch to Dauringa that was absolute rubbish but that was about 15yo.
    Next week going for med appoint in Brisbane. Not looking forward to the run 200k either side of Augathella.
    It varies between shitfull to really shitfull.

  224. Struth says:

    Old Frank is a dribbling mess of reaction toward people who live in his head today.

    24/7 dribbling sarcasm (lowest form of wit) with nothing to say.
    He’s proof that you can think of yourself as a smartypants, but zero integrity smashes the promoted facade every time.
    Of course Arky is right.
    Lizzie, Dr F, getting the vaccine is no guarantee you’ll get to travel.
    Far from it.
    They’ve just dropped the reality on you that all of as “conspiracy theorists” were telling you was going to happen….that you can still carry a virus that you’re immunised against.
    No shit.
    Today they are telling you getting the vaccine will be no guarantee of travel and indeed vaccinated people could be the new super spreaders.
    All of this is theatre to bring in a digital green tick tyranny by global socialist, and if you are dumb enough to think that your capitulation to this tyranny will free you, you are going to be sorely disappointed. But in the meantime, you have helped them set up the system of tyranny and exposed yourself to being genetically modified……untested.

    And fuck it all for the rest of us opposing this……sorry but that is a fact. At some point you have got to stop complying.
    I’m not sure what I have posted here this morning, not much, but I put my next post on FB, and I’ll put it up here.

  225. Leigh Lowe says:

    JC

    #3738907, posted on January 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Can someone explain carefully what is a furniture store, struth etc all about?

    There is a blog.
    It is called Freedoms Australia.
    But Gongling it usually takes you to Freedom Furniture (hence the Furniture Store reference).
    It seems to have only three regular posters – NoFixedAddress, MemoryFault and St Ruth.
    It was set up as a refuge for Stray Cats “just in case something might happen to the Cat”.
    It hasn’t been the raging success the Founding Fathers might have hoped.

  226. Geriatric Mayfly says:

    Biden isn’t signing EOs. In his mind, he is doing lines after school.

    Chinee reader is velly good comlade.

  227. Runnybum says:

    I agree with JC, what is the furniture store?
    Summat to do with the groovy gang I think?

  228. Leigh Lowe says:

    Exhibit A just before my post, JC.

  229. Runnybum says:

    Hi biggles.

  230. Leigh Lowe says:

    Geriatric Mayfly

    #3738894, posted on January 27, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    So WuFlu it is then.
    Joe Biden signed an executive order today that banned the term “China virus.”

    Obviously “Banned” is the headline they want.
    But all he has done (and he can’t do any more) is direct a search of official policies and Gummint websites for naughty words.
    Pure posturing.

  231. feelthebern says:

    There is a fringe group of scientists (who have been right on everything so far), who are now speculating the mRNA vaccine is the cause/accelerant of the newer strains.
    Time will tell.

  232. Zyconoclast says:

    Want to know an estimate of the approximate number of white supremacists in the US? That is in a population of 330 million people…

    ADL (Anti-defamation League), an old American Jooish group that tries to combat hatred, says it’s about 80 members.

    That’s it.

    I bet 3/4 of those are FBI or other police agencies.

  233. Leigh Lowe says:

    Old Frank is a dribbling mess of reaction toward people who live in his head today.

    Hey.
    Tell Faulty and NFA that I am watching them.
    Walls have ears.
    Some of it is … actionable.

  234. feelthebern says:

    I bet 3/4 of those are FBI or other police agencies.

    I’d look at the funerals of Klan members.
    Might be a good place to start.

  235. feelthebern says:

    Walls have ears.

    Did they take the mRNA vaccine?

    Boom tsch.

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